Everyone is Welcome at UCDS
The inclusive community at UCDS embraces diversity and values the integrity of individuals. Our differences are welcomed and respected. UCDS celebrates the individuality of each student through programs that address diverse learning styles, backgrounds, and points of view.
We're all in
DEI Working Group
How we do it
Join us at the Diversity Career Fair to learn more about UCDS!
Educators interested in working at independent schools are invited to attend the Pacific Northwest regional Independent School Diversity Career Fair on Saturday, February 6th, 2021. This virtual career fair is offered through the collaborative effort of 18 regional schools.
Attendees of the career fair will hear from diversity practitioners about working in independent schools and learn about current career opportunities in teaching and staff positions. To register and find more information about the sessions and career fair booths, visit Diversity Career Fair. Registration is free of charge.
Please visit our Distance Learning website to read our recent Racial Justice Statement and to view resources provided to families to help children navigate in these challenging times.
UCDS Diversity Statement
Living in a diverse world presents challenges and joys for our children. We believe each of us is entitled to an equitable and safe environment, which promotes acceptance and appreciation of ourselves as well as others. Our school is a community that strives to lead by example in respecting and affirming the unique qualities of each person. We actively seek individuals from a wide spectrum of backgrounds. UCDS recognizes that different backgrounds and perspectives can sometimes create tension, but also stimulate growth and new possibilities; we encourage courageous conversation to challenge assumptions and foster greater understanding among people. We value what each of us contributes to the whole and envision our school as a mosaic that reflects the broader community.
UCDS is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, creed, political ideology, color, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, national origin, ancestry, presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, HIV or Hepatitis C, marital status, familial status, parental status, honorably discharged veteran or military status, application for military service, use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability, political ideology, or any other status protected by applicable law. UCDS will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.